Once a copy of the death certificate and will/probate/letter from solicitor has been received confirming who the executors are, Dogs Victoria will then correspond with the executor and follow their instructions.
As there can often be more than one membership of the same or similar name in the ANKC database, verification via a copy of the death certificate is required.
No, Dogs Victoria can only correspond with the executor.
If a member dies intestate - Dogs Victoria will require confirmation from the Solicitor in writing who the appointed executor is.
If the deceased member has a joint membership, prefix, lease, syndicate etc. the ANKC database is updated to show that the member is deceased and a new membership number is created.
If the dogs are not deceased then original pedigrees are returned to the office so that the pedigree is transferred into the membership.
As the deceased member is no longer able to sign entry forms the dog cannot be entered in events until the estate matters are settled.